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What is DHL shipping?

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DHL is an international shipping company that provides express deliveries, freight forwarding and warehousing. As of 2014, DHL operates in more than 220 countries and territories, and has roughly 285,000 employees.

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DHL provides delivery to both homes and businesses. Named after the first letter in the three founders' last names, DHL provides a supply chain solution for companies that need to move large amounts of inventory quickly. DHL express delivers goods door-to-door, while the company's freight division takes care of large shipments.

Although a global company that ships parcels across five continents, DHL places just as high of a priority on a birthday present as a large industrial machine. DHL's mission statement is based on four elements: simplifying customer's lives, making customers, employees and investors more successful, making a positive contribution in the world and demonstrating respect.

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